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Alignment 101 – QuickTrick Universal Alignment Instructions

Alignment 101 – QuickTrick Universal Alignment Instructions

Always check tire pressure and settle your suspension prior to getting measurements.

Wheel Alignment QuickTrick Manual:  QuickTrick Alignment Tools Instructions

  1. Unpack your QuickTrick system and verify all components are present. Please empty all case pockets prior to checking parts.
  2. Test your QuickTrick gauge to ensure a repeatable measurement.
  3. Remember the gauge is accurate to within .1 degree which makes it very sensitive.
  4. If you believe you are not getting repeatable measurements, please go through the steps to recalibrate found at the Calibration Video below.
  5. Make sure your vehicle is on a hard surface.
  6. Attach Pins to toe bars (Pins with 3/8″ bolt and washer) by sliding the bolt and washer on the smaller hole to the right and left of center, insert pin through larger hole on other side of toe bar and screw ono inserted 3/8″ bolt.
  7. Attach 2 remaining Pins to Verticals by removing nut on slider, screwing onto the knob/bolt in the correct hole or slider depending on your system.
  8. Apply pressure on the bumper a few times to make sure your suspension settles.
  9. If you prefer… DIY toe plates can be floor tiles or 12×12″ scrap metal with motor oil or salt in between
Now You are Ready to Check Your Alignment
Calibration Video
Caster, Camber & Toe (In that Order)

Always check tire pressure and settle your suspension prior to getting measurements.

Caster

With and without turn plates, Caster is a lot easier than most people think.

  1. Center your steering wheel (use a small piece of tape for reference as you measure).
  2. Place the QuickTrick frame on the wheel you are measuring.
  3. Use the gauge to determine the vertical is at 90 degrees (Make sure it is on the mode for degrees and not inches).
  4. Make sure your tires are straight and center the steering wheel.
  5. Turn the wheel until the tire you are measuring is at 20 degrees
  6. Place the gauge on bracket horizontally and zero out.
  7. Turn the steering wheel back to the center, then 20 degrees in the opposite direction.
  8. Read the gauge. Multiply the reading by 1.5 and this is your caster measurement. Your Caster will always be positive (regardless of which direction you go left or right with the tire) Unless you have done some kind of crazy crap to your vehicle or it is a very old model. In the case of any issues, please feel free to call us and we will help.
CAMBER (Should Almost Always be Negative!)
  1. Level the camber gauge. This is accomplished by placing the gauge in front of the tire and wheel you are checking. Turn the gauge on and the first reading you will see is the level of the surface you are working on. Example: If the reading on the gauge is 1.0 followed by the ^ arrow, this indicates the surface you’re working on is 1.0 degrees positive, the opposite would show on the gauge as 1.0 v or negative. Simply hit the zero button and the gauge will recalibrate and show on the screen as 0.00 and will hold this recalibrated number until the unit is turned off.
  2. Adjust for wheel height and size and attach the QuickTrick verticals to either side. Make sure you are working on a totally flat surface against the wheel and the vertical is at 90 degrees prior to placing your gauge on the horizontal gauge bracket.
  3. Checking Camber. Place the gauge on the gauge bracket and record your camber. Example: 0.7 v indicates this wheel has less than 1 degree of negative camber. The only thing you really need to remember when using the gauge is ^ is positive, v is negative.
  4. Repeat on opposite side.
TOE
  1. Attach toe bars to QuickTrick verticals (Some QuickTrick systems have toe bars attached from the start).
  2. Extend the tapes one in front of the tire and one behind the tire. We have found working from right to left is easiest for us. Slide the clip of the tape measure into the slots of the left front and rear, return the right front and slide the extended tapes into the slots front and rear.
  3. Gently pull the tapes at the same time making sure the opposite side is seated against the tire.
  4. Read the tapes carefully. Typically, you will have readings something like this:
    Front measurement 75 1/4 – Rear measurement 75 1/8. This indicates that you have 1/8 of an inch of toe out. Easy way to remember this is if the front number is higher, you have toe out. If the rear number is higher then of course you have toe in.

**If toe adjustments are needed, we recommend you string the car to determine which or if both sides need adjustment.

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